Wanton Casey (1760 - 1842)

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Birthplace: East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, United States
Death: Died in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, United States
Occupation: Merchant
Managed by: Erica Howton, (c)
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About Wanton Casey

DAR Ancestor #: A020398

from Casey Farm History

When Silas Casey died in 1814, part of the farm transferred to his son, Wanton Casey. Wanton had fought in the Revolutionary War, eventually going to France in 1779 for his health and to learn the mercantile business. During his stay, according to the family, he was the guest of Benjamin Franklin and also met the Marquis de Lafayette. He returned from France in 1783 and became a partner in his father’s business. Soon after he traveled to Ohio, where he was one of the founders of the town of Marietta, on the Ohio River, one of the first settlements west of the Allegheny Mountains. There he married Elizabeth Goodale. They returned to Rhode Island in 1793 and moved into the mansion house at the farm with their family. The Caseys had ten children that survived childhood.

From Wikipedia - settlement of Marietta, Ohio

Bringing with them the first government sanctioned by the US for this area,[10] they established the first permanent United States settlement in the Northwest Territory.[11][12] They named Marietta in honor of Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France, who had aided the colonies in their battle for independence from Great Britain.

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Military Service: CASEY, WANTON Ancestor #: A020398 Service:  RHODE ISLAND    Rank: PRIVATE Birth:  2-24-1760    EAST GREENWICH KENT CO RHODE ISLAND Death:  12-17-1842     EAST GREENWICH KENT CO RHODE ISLAND Pension Number: *S21686 Service Source: *S21686 Service Description: 1) INDEPENDENT COMPANY OF KENTISH GUARDS; COLS VARNUM, FRY

Sources

  1. http://boards.ancestry.com/surnames.casey/1385/mb.ashx "Silas Casey was born July 12, 1807 at East Greenwich, Rhode Island. He was one of nine children. His grandfather, Silas I was the first member of the Casey family to occupy the family home in Sanderstown, Rhode Island. The home remained in the family for nearly 250 years, although they rarely occupied it. The Casey's were busily pursuing their chosen carriers in the military, business, engineering and architecture. It was a favorite summer residence for the family, however. The Casey Farm, which still exists, was donated in 1955 to the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. The SPNEA now operates the farm as a Community Supported Farm. The Casey family cemetery is on the grounds."
  2. Account and memoradum book of Wanton Casey, shipping merchant, East Greenwich, R.I., 1789-1790
  3. Casey Farm History
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Wanton Casey's Timeline

1760
February 24, 1760
East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, United States
1789
October 25, 1789
Age 29
Marietta, Washington , Ohio, United States
1790
December 29, 1790
Age 30
Belpre, Northwest Territory
1792
April 18, 1792
Age 32
1794
March 5, 1794
Age 34
1796
May 16, 1796
Age 36
North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island
1798
September 16, 1798
Age 38
1801
March 23, 1801
Age 41
1803
June 19, 1803
Age 43
1805
December 13, 1805
Age 45